Politics

NZ treads carefully as Aussie, China trade blows

Rebecca Howard
Tue, 01 Dec 2020

Rebecca Howard
Tue, 01 Dec 2020
New Zealand's foreign policy leaders are treading a careful line as the trade war and spiky diplomatic exchanges between Australia and China escalate.The latest issue to raise temperatures is an image published in Chinese state media depicting an Australian soldier cutting the throat of an Afghan child, in a reference to last week's findings that elite Australian troops committed war crimes in Afghanistan.Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said China should be "utterly ashamed" of the "repugnant image", while a...

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